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    Opeth : 5/16 - STL

    My birthday is 5-19 and the wife surprised me with my gift last night.

    VIP Package to see Opeth and Katatonia on 5/16 here in STL. I can't wait. I love both bands and as you know Opeth are big PRS guys. Both Mikael and Fredrik have their own SE signature models. I'll take some pictures and post a few here after the event.

    Mikael and Fredrik talking about their SE's.


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    She treats you right! Congrats and happy birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    She treats you right! Congrats and happy birthday
    Yep. She's definitely a keeper. Our 17 year anniversary is later this year. I'll be 33...we've been together since we were 16 and 15. How time flies right.
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    Thats a sweet gift. Your wife picked a good one enjoy! Oh yea and Happy Bday
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    Awesome.
    Enjoy.

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    Just returned home. First time seeing both Katatonia and Opeth. Great show. Both Mikael and Fredrik played their SE Signatures for most of the show. They each changed for only a few songs, those mainly being acoustic numbers.

    The VIP Package got us some goodies and about 30 or more minutes with the band. I counted 12-13 people who went this route so it was a small crowd. Lots of time to talk shop with both Mikael and Fredrik. I was wearing a PRS shirt so they knew what was up, haha. Guitar nerd incoming!

    Fredrik had just taken receipt of a new SC245 which he said he loved. He played it for a few songs. It looked and sounded monster.

    I'll post a few pictures in the morning.

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    Cool! Looking forward to the photos, Jesse.
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    Pictures aren't that great due to poor lighting and iPhone photography but here are a few of the better ones.

    Wife and I with the band.


    Asking Mikael what guitars he brought out with him.


    Getting Fredrik to sign my back plate and talking about his recently acquired SC245. He said there was talk of him and Mikael making Experience 2013.


    Wife and I with Mikael.


    Wife and I with Fredrik.


    Swag from the VIP Package tickets. Tour book, Heritage double vinyl, shirt, pass and lanyard.


    VIP from the Lou.


    Back place of my Charcoal Cherry Burst PS signed by Mikael and Fredrik. Fredrik gave me a guitar pick.


    All in all it was a good time. Thanks to the Chanda for the gift and the band for the experience and a great show.
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    Awesome pictures! Such a great band. One of my favorites.

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    Amazing! Meet Mikael, Fredrik and the Opeth guys is one of my dreams.
    Saw them in Brazil last year during the Heritage Tour and, of course, was fantastic.

    jfb, I'll not lie, I'm happy for you, but I feel a huge envy! hahahaha
    Ah, and before I forget, happy birthday!
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    Very cool, Jesse. Thanks for posting pics.
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    Very cool!

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    Looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing!

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    Anytime guys. Glad you liked.
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    An awesome experience.
    Very cool.

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    What a great experience! Doing that VIP stuff will spoil ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    An awesome experience.
    Very cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Woundtight View Post
    What a great experience! Doing that VIP stuff will spoil ya!
    Thanks guys. Yeah I don't get out much so it's nice to take advantage of this type of situation when I can.
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    Cool pics, looks like you had a great time!
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    Looked like a fun time! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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